The MSc Criminology course at the University of Stirling establishes clear connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice, and applied examples of how they affect contemporary societies. The course has an international focus which makes it highly appealing for a diverse body of students.
The course content encourages the pursuit of innovative and socially just responses to the problem of crime. This applies to issues which include everything from crimes in the street or at home, to crimes of the powerful, crimes across borders, the growing concern of online crime, and the drug problem. Throughout the course, there’s an emphasis on the need for a strong critical understanding of how research is framed, used and developed. This is achieved through the use of modules in data analysis and research design, as well as criminological and socio-legal research methods. Students will explore and gain an understanding of concepts of criminal justice, the social contexts of crime, and a variety of criminological theoretical perspectives as well as applied insights.
Elective Models in a variety of areas enhance your knowledge and employability. Subjects include:
- rehabilitation and criminal justice work
- drug policy and interventions
- criminalisation, social control and human rights
The course is well-suited to anyone interested in continuing their studies at postgraduate level, as well as for practitioners who wish to consolidate existing experience and training with a Masters qualification.
Are you interested in finding out more? Applying from Canada? Please contact the University of Stirling’s Canadian agent, Barclay Educational Services at JSB@barclayedu.com Applications are being accepted for Fall 2020 however please note: Revised start date is now Oct 12th